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Events, Rallies and Parties for Change: A Nationwide List


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As thousands of demonstrators across America react to the election of Donald Trump, many of us will continue to look for ways to effect change, protest and find solidarity, comfort and inspiration in one another.  From rallies and marches to vigils and brainstorming meetings, hundreds of events are being planned for people to gather and make our voices heard.  Here is a sampling of events scheduled around the country in the days and weeks ahead. Be sure to confirm details and keep checking your social media feeds, local news outlets, community centers and places of worship.  The “secret” Facebook group Pantsuit Nation has a comprehensive list of events. We’ll be updating this list from time to time.


Wednesday, December 14

New York, NY–Young Women and Political America, with Susannah Wellford

The Comaraderie NYC brings together an evening with Susannah Wellford, president and founder of Running Start, a Washington DC based non-partisan organization working to bring women to the forefront of the political landscape. Wellford will discuss “a broad range of information covering the workings of political America, the difference between the political parties, how nominees are selected and how we can make our voices heard.”  Open to women of all ages.  A portion of admissions payments will be donated back to Running Start.

7:30-9PM; Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place, New York, NY


Saturday, December 17

New York — Not Straight Against Hate

From the organizers: “Come join our march to defend and protect LGBTQ rights and freedoms. This event is not limited to the LGBTQ community! All allies and supporters are welcome!”

5-10pm; Washington Square Park, 5th Ave., Waverly Pl., West 4th, MacDougal St.


Sunday, December 18

Saint Paul, MN–Fight for the Popular Vote 2016

From the organizers: “Take this opportunity to bring your families to the State Capitol and show them how democracy in action works! Bring signs, megaphones, and demand justice. Let your voice be heard loud and clear. Let your presence send the message that honoring the Popular Vote is the *only* way we can be truly and fairly represented in the U.S. The benefit of protesting in large numbers nationwide starting the day before the actual vote is that it allows time for media coverage to amplify our voices.”

12PM-December 19; Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Reverend Dr. Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN

Monday, December 19

Washington, D.C.—Get a hug from President Obama

Okay, we know this a joke but we wish it wasn’t. From the organizers, “Line up at the White House and our beloved president will give you one of his famous President Obama hugs and tell you it will all be okay.”

3-6PM; The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.


Thursday, January 19

Washington, D.C.—Thanks, Obama

Stand at the White House gate and clap for the President on his last day of work.

10 AM-1PM, The White House,  1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.


Friday, January 20

Washington, D.C.—Not My President

From the organizers: “Join us at the U.S. Capitol Building to silently protest the swearing in of Donald Trump. Bring posters, T-shirts, anything with “#NotMyPresident ” written on it.”

12AM-11:59PM; U.S. Capitol Building, East Capitol St. NE and First St., Washington D.C.


Saturday, January 21 

Washington, D.C.—Women’s March on Washington

From the organizers: “This is an inclusive march, and everyone who supports women’s rights is welcome.”  There will be auxiliary Women’s Marches in most states on the same day.  Go to the site for details.

8AM-11PM; Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle, NY, Washington, D.C.



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Gina Zucker

Gina Zucker is a fiction writer and journalist working on her first novel. Her work has been published in many magazines and journals and has been anthologized in several books. She contributes regularly to and teaches creative writing and literature at Pratt Institute.

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